SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN) reported late Thursday its third-quarter profit rose to $833 million, or $15.72 a share, from $597 million, or $11.66 a share, a year ago. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, the online travel reservation service earned $920 million, or $17.30 a share. Revenue for the quarter rose to $2.27 billion from $1.71 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had predicted the company would earn $16.22 a share on $2.1 billion in revenue. Priceline.com shares slipped 0.7% to $1,015.43 in after-hours trade. The stock is up 61% over the past 12 months.
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